Thursday, November 22, 2007

Halftime: Packers 17 - Lions 9

This has not been a pretty half for the Packers. The defense let the Lions march down on their first drive for a field goal. A fumble on the Pack's first offensive play occurred when Brett was stepped on coming out from behind center and the exchange between he and Ryan Grant got messed up at about their own 25. Luckily, the defense held and the Lions had to settle for another 3.

When Aaron Rouse picked off a John Kitna pass and took it down to about the 10, the Pack converted a TD immediately on a quick slant pass to Greg Jennings. Packers 7 - Lions 6. The Pack then held the Lions and commenced an 80-yard drive, consisting of some great catches by Donald Driver and a 5-yard TD run by Ryan Grant. Packers 14 - Lions 6.

After a touchdown-saving tackle by Tramon Williams on the kickoff return, the Lions had to once again settle for another field goal as the Packers D continues to bend but not break. Packers 14 - Lions 9.

With a little more than 2 minutes left in the half, the Packers began a 78-yard drive which took the ball down to about the Lions 2-yard line. They had to use their third and final timeout of the drive to stop the clock with about 4 seconds to go. Mason Crosby came on to make a a 20-yard field goal to put the pack up by 8 at halftime, 17-9.

Some interesting stats: Detroit has run 45 plays to the Packers' 25; Detroit has 113 yards rushing, the Pack 7. The time of possession heavily favors Detroit.

On an injury note, CB Charles Woodson left the game in the first half after injuring a toe on a return; KGB left the game late in the half after apparently getting an ankle injury while making a sack on Kitna; report is KGB is done for the day.